classic fluffy pancake recipe
Pancakes are a breakfast staple loved by many for their fluffy, light texture and delicious taste. They’re easy to make and can be customized with different toppings and flavors. In this recipe, we’ll be making classic fluffy pancakes from scratch.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well to combine all the dry ingredients.
- In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract until well combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix together until just combined. It’s important not to overmix the batter, as this can result in tough, dense pancakes.
- Let the pancake batter rest for 5-10 minutes. This allows the baking powder and baking soda to activate and creates air bubbles in the batter, resulting in light, fluffy pancakes.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Add a small amount of butter or cooking spray to the skillet to prevent the pancakes from sticking.
- Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup or a ladle, scoop the pancake batter onto the skillet. Cook until bubbles form on the surface of the pancake and the edges begin to look set, about 2-3 minutes.
- Flip the pancake and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes on the other side, or until golden brown.
- Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more butter or cooking spray to the skillet as needed.
- Serve the pancakes hot with your favorite toppings, such as maple syrup, whipped cream, fresh fruit, or chocolate chips.
- Be sure to measure the flour accurately by spooning it into the measuring cup and leveling it off with a knife. This prevents the pancakes from being too dense.
- Use fresh baking powder and baking soda for best results. If your baking powder or baking soda is old, the pancakes may not rise properly.
- Let the pancake batter rest for at least 5 minutes, but no more than 30 minutes. If you let the batter sit for too long, the baking powder and baking soda will lose their effectiveness and the pancakes won’t be as fluffy.
- Don’t overcrowd the skillet or griddle with too many pancakes at once, as this can cause them to cook unevenly.
- If you prefer thinner pancakes, you can add a little more buttermilk to the batter. If you prefer thicker pancakes, you can add a little more flour.
There you have it, a classic fluffy pancake recipe that’s sure to please. With just a few simple ingredients and some patience, you can whip up a delicious breakfast treat in no time. Remember to let the batter rest and not overmix it, and you’ll be rewarded with light and fluffy pancakes every time. Enjoy!